Mark Kernan – Lead Pastor
We are happy to have Pastor Mark Kernan now on staff at Olympic Evangelical Free Church, serving as our Lead Pastor. He and wife Colleen, who both grew up in Kitsap County, have returned to their roots following 18 years of pastoral ministry in Kodiak Alaska and another 4 in Minnesota, where Mark completed his Master of Divinity degree at Bethlehem College & Seminary. While in Minnesota, he served as an International Trainer with Training Leaders International. Mark & Colleen have 2 married daughters and a son, Tyler, who lives with them and attends Klahowya Secondary School. See Pastor Mark’s full resume here.
RYAN KIRCHOFF – ASSOCIATE PASTOR
Pastor Ryan Kirchoff, our newest staff member at Olympic Evangelical Free Church, will be joining us this summer as our Associate Pastor of Discipleship & Worship. Ryan, who also holds a Bachelor degree in Business Administration, recently received his Master of Divinity degree from Bethlehem College & Seminary in Minneapolis, MN. While attending Seminary, he served as assistant for the Pastor for Outreach at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis. Ryan brings a number of valuable skills & experiences to his new position, having led worship, taught Bible studies, and been involved in a variety of outreach ministries over the years. Ryan and wife Brandi have 6 children, ages 16 mos. thru 12 years. See Pastor Ryan’s documents here.
Donna Raaberg – Administrative Assistant
Donna and her family came to Kitsap County when her husband was transferred to Sub-base Bangor and began attending Olympic in 1987. They raised 2 daughters who still live in Western Washington, and now have 6 grandkids. Though new to the Evangelical Free Church at that time, they became active in Olympic and knew they had found their church home. “The Olympic Family, their love of the Lord, each other, and our community are what I love most about my job.”